We are not just your gallery, but also your guide. As your artistic career progresses, you will face many challenges and questions, and we will be there to support you throughout your representation. Below are our most frequently asked questions, and a breakdown of the representation levels that we offer.

Q. What is the commission structure? The commission structure on the sale of art is 70% for the artist and 30% for the gallery. Sales occur at our exhibitions, through ongoing marketing, and on our website,

Q. Can you guarantee that you will sell my artwork? We promise that we will do everything that is outlined in the Representation Agreement; however, we cannot and will not guarantee that your artwork will sell.

Q. What are the promotional services that Agora Gallery offers? Agora Gallery, established in 1984, offers a wide range of promotional options to talented artists. If accepted, you will receive an official representation offer which includes a number of promotional options you can select from.

All of the exhibition options include targeted public relations, email and print invitations to your exhibition, online and social media exposure, listings in NY art publications, inclusion in the exhibition catalog, assistance with pricing, aid with writing artist documentation, opening reception for the exhibition and more. Visit our plans comparison chart for detailed information.

Q. If accepted, what is the cost of the promotional services? We offer several representation options, starting from $3,850, which can also be paid in installments.

Q. Aside from the representation cost, will there be additional charges? Artists are responsible for all shipping and framing expenses related to their exhibition.

Q. Is it possible to renew at the end of the representation period? Yes. We offer a substantial discount to artists who wish to renew their representation agreement.

Q. What are the portfolio submission requirements?

  • Artwork Images - at least 5 jpeg images with titles, mediums and dimensions.
  • Your Biography and Artist Statement - tell us about yourself and your background.

You may also provide us with an online portfolio or a PDF version as long as it includes all of the above information.

Q. Is there a fee to submit my portfolio for review and why? Yes, there is a $50 administrative processing fee. If your work is accepted and you are represented, the fee will be deducted from the representation cost. Why are we charging this fee? We take the time to seriously review your portfolio and understand who you are before we enter into a relationship. In the past we did not charge a fee and hundreds of portfolios were sent to us by artists who were unable to later sign our representation agreement and pay for our services. We ask that you pay this fee to show that you are as serious as we are and that this is an important step for you.

Q. If not accepted, can I submit my portfolio again? Yes, you can submit a portfolio with new artwork 6 - 24 months after your original submission at no additional cost (you do not have to pay the administrative submission processing fee again).

Q. How long is the portfolio review process? The portfolio review process usually takes between 2-4 weeks.

Q. Which media are acceptable for submissions? Painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, digital, printing, video art and mixed media are eligible.

Q. Which media are not acceptable for submission? Film, performance art, jewelry, and crafts are not eligible.

Q. What methods of payment do you accept for submissions? We accept PayPal and the following credit cards: MasterCard, Visa, Diners, American Express, Discover, JCB, and UnionPay.

Q. Does the portfolio review include pricing recommendations for my work? No. The gallery only provides pricing recommendation as part of services for represented artists.

Q. How long can you have the paintings in your gallery? Once the exhibition ends, we will reach out to the artists so we can ship back any unsold artworks.

Q. How do I submit my portfolio for review? You can start your portfolio submission here or email your portfolio to

We hope we have answered all of your questions and welcome you to send your details for a preliminary portfolio screening

During this first part, which is free, one of our gallery assistants will take a look at your material to determine if your work might be a good fit for our gallery. Once we established that, you will receive an email with the link to pay the $50 administrative fee and proceed with the submission to have your portfolio reviewed by the gallery director.

If you have any other questions you are welcome to send them to


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